Our Team

Founded in 1971, Simplex Industries is a highly experienced builder with numerous national building and design awards, including awards for Green construction. While experience may belong to a corporation, expertise lies within its personnel. Simplex is proud of the expertise our key personnel bring to the Multi-Family Division. In addition to the knowledge they bring to their current positions, most began their careers in the modular industry on the shop floor.

Patrick A. Fricchione, Jr.
Patrick A. Fricchione, Jr.
General Partner / CEO

Pat Fricchione is CEO and General Partner at Simplex. He represents the second generation of family leadership of the company founded by his father and uncles. Pat began his career on the shop floor and has worked in almost every division of the company.

Under Pat’s leadership, Simplex has grown in to a nationally recognized, high quality modular builder with a reputation for technical innovation.

Pat is a hands-on leader. When asked about the developments he is most proud of, he cited the Simplex commitment to Multi-Family and the commitment to think beyond traditional modular building techniques when working with customers. “The ability to rethink/re-engineer our business to build multi-million-dollar townhomes in Philadelphia and beyond, large scale student housing, very large-scale residential developments and more have revolutionized Simplex. We are attracting non-traditional modular customers who see our industry as supplying a superior building method that will take them from planning to revenue generation faster than any other method. It’s very satisfying to have emerged as a leader in this field.”

Pat Fricchione has served as Chairman of the Building Systems Council (a division of the National Association of Home Builders). He has also served as the President of the Modular Building Systems Association. Pat is the immediate past Chairman of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, President of the Scranton Half Marathon and serves on the Board of The Women’s Resource Center of Northeast PA

Dave Boniello
Dave Boniello

Dave Boniello is President of Simplex Industries.

Dave comes to his latest leadership position with over three and a half decades of industry experience, most of that with Simplex.

Dave Boniello brings a wealth of expertise to the President’s office. He began his career as a carpenter and rose through a series of sale and management positions before being named President on January 1, 2022. He previously served as Vice-President of Simplex and its affiliate company, Cornerstone Building Solutions.

Dave Boniello has been a leading proponent of embracing technology and changing industry processes that have allowed Simplex to offer the value and superior construction advantages of modular to those who have traditionally been non-modular customers. The company points to success with large multi-family projects completed in Philadelphia, Newark and suburban New York City as examples where Simplex changed their engineering approach, design and manufacturing systems to adapt to the needs of non-traditional customers. Embracing change and adapting to marketplace needs are credited with allowing Simplex to grow rapidly in recent years and to enter new markets.

Dave Boniello has had a hand in every large-scale project at Simplex for decades.
His work with companies such as Westrum Development, Georgica Green, The Community Builders and many more have highlighted his career.

Dave says a continued embrace of reexamining all Simplex’s methods and adapting to the needs of large-scale developers as well as single-family home builders will mark his tenure as President. He urges those who have not previously considered modular to meet with him and his team to discuss their needs and to learn how Simplex can move them from planning to grand opening faster than any other process – while improving quality and often offering significant development savings.

Dave Boniello has been highly active at his alma mater, Johnson College in
Scranton, PA. During his tenure as a board member, he became the first graduate to lead the College as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dave was also a 5 year member of the Lackawanna Home Builders Association and acted as Vice President in his final 2 years on the board.

In his free time Dave enjoys private Real Estate Development, golfing, skiing and time with family.

Kate Strattman
Kate Strattman
Director of Manufacturing

Kate Strattman serves as Director of Manufacturing. Kate joined Simplex in 2016 and brought with her 30 years of experience in our industry with an extensive background in Purchasing, Inventory Management and Warehousing, Sales and Marketing and Quality Control Management.

Over the course of her career, Kate has been heavily involved in single family, multi-family and light commercial projects. With her intense attention to detail, she ensures the correct materials are on hand when needed, at the right price for our customers.

Kate is the President of her home owner’s association and a member of Lumberman’s Merchandising Company. She studied Accounting, Marketing and Economics at SUNY Orange and has extensive knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and Power Point.

While not at Simplex, Kate enjoys spending time with her family hiking, canoeing, and visiting antique shops throughout the Northeast.

Jason Drouse
Jason Drouse
Director of
Multi-Family/Commercial Sales

Jason Drouse joined the company in 1999 and began his Simplex career in the drafting and design department and rose through the ranks after a series of successful stops within the company. He currently manages the Multi-Family and Commercial accounts for Simplex where he interacts with clients, developers and general contractors on large scale multi-family and commercial projects.

Jason has participated in the Modular Housing Training Institute and The National Association of Home Builders “Green Building for Building Professionals” program. He has worked on many interesting projects during his career at Simplex including some of the more recent ones such as Leyden Woods (Greenfield, MA), The Pointe (Philadelphia, PA), Creative Benefits Office Building (Kingston, PA) & Cottage Gardens (Yonkers, NY).

Brittany Stortecky
Brittany Stortecky
Multi-Family/Light Commercial Account Manager

After starting her career in the modular industry in 2006, Brittany Stortecky first joined the Simplex family in the fall of 2013 as Service Manager. There she worked with customers to address any issues that arose with their projects.

Brittany quickly rose through the ranks, making a successful stop in single-family sales before settling into her role on the Simplex multi-family team.  In her current position, she collaborates with engineering firms, architects, developers, subcontractors and internal personnel to maintain forward progress and on-time completion of the multi-family and light commercial projects manufactured at Simplex. Brittany and her team have successfully collaborated on countless projects over the years, often with reoccurring customers – a true testament to the skill, knowledge and professionalism of the Simplex Multi-Family team.

In her free time, you will likely find Brittany practicing yoga or spending time outdoors hiking with her husband and two young daughters

Jason Bogar
Jason Bogar
Multi-Family/Commercial Senior Project Coordinator

Jason Bogar brings valuable experience and expertise to his position in Simplex Sales. Jason started working in the Modular industry in 2003 and joined the Simplex family in 2016. He has played a role in the construction of over 250 single family homes over the course of his career.

With over 20 years of residential experience Jason was awarded the Multi-Family Senior project coordinator position in 2022.  As part of his job, Jason works closely with almost all departments at Simplex, from Purchasing to Engineering to Production and more to ensure proper communication during the design, construction, and installation phases of all Multi-Family projects.  In addition to the Senior project coordinator position, Jason also assists in the Development of future Multi-Family projects.

In his free time, Jason cherishes moments with his wife Jillian, two children Lucy and Leo and beloved dog Remmy. Jason enjoys spending quality time at the family cabin, watching his daughters dance competitions and son play football as he did in college. In addition to football, Jason played baseball and ice hockey, in which he still plays from time to time. He also enjoys hunting and golf.

Mark Hoffa
Mark Hoffa
Director of Construction Services

Mark Hoffa began his career in the construction industry in 1984 and almost 25 years ago came over to modular construction. As an experienced manager, Mark has supervised the setting of thousands of modular boxes on projects within the Simplex marketing area. Some of his more high profile projects include the large scale student housing project at Mansfield University as well as at State University of New York Broome County. Mark also oversaw the setting of 546 units at the Meadows at Mitchell Field (Long Island, NY), SUNY Binghamton Dormitories (Binghamton, NY), ACTUS Lend Lease (Stewart Terrace, NY a privatized military housing project that consisted of over 171 units), The Cottages At The Hershey Hotel (Hershey, PA), Marywood University Dormitories (Scranton, PA), The Residence Inn (West Orange, NJ) and many more. Mark Hoffa has extensive experience solving on-site issues as well as working with Construction Managers, General Contractors with sub-contractors.

Bill Giordano
Bill Giordano
Project Supervisor

Bill Giordano brings construction expertise dating to 1994 to Simplex. He has a wide range of experience spread across electrical, carpentry and setting of modular boxes. Bill Giordano has worked under Mark Hoffa helping to oversee the setting of large scale multi-family projects including The Cottages at The Hershey Hotel (Hershey, PA), ACTUS Lend Lease (Stewart Terrace, NY), The Villas at Happy Valley (Penn State Main Campus), 31 Brewerytown and Bridgeview at the Waterfront in Philadelphia and many more. Bill also serves to supervise and assist with onsite completion of Simplex units.

Brian Cotner
Brian Cotner
Engineering Manager

Brian Cotner brings almost 25 years of modular expertise to work with him each day at Simplex. Brian serves as the company’s Engineering Manager, a position that has him working with and advising customers as well as fellow employees across Simplex.

Many of the techniques that have made modular the preferred building method originated at Simplex – putting history and tradition on Brian’s shoulders as he is tasked to help continue keeping the company a technological and engineering leader.

Brian Cotner joined Simplex in 2016. He’s a graduate of The Pennsylvania College of Technology with a degree in Industrial Drafting. This Watsontown resident and his wife have two children.

When not working you’ll find Brian in the woods or alongside a lake or river hunting and fishing.

Josh Seamans
Josh Seamans
Project Manager

Josh Seamans is a guy who knows how to keep things moving at Simplex. Josh is responsible for the day to day production line as well as all of the production workers in Plant 1 at the company.

Josh is a 23 year Simplex veteran, so he has the experience and expertise to make sure projects meet the timeline needed by our customers.

When he’s not making sure everything is running smoothly at Simplex, you’ll find Josh pending time with his family as well as hunting and fishing.

Nick Novobilski
Nick Novobilski
Assistant Project Coordinator

Nick joined us in 2022 as an intern who helped manage the Simplex social media presence. The work ethic and dedication he put into his position was quickly noticed and Nick formally has come on board as our Multi-Family Assistant Project Coordinator. 

In his new role Nick still stays actively involved with our social media content as well as assisting the Multi-Family team with coordinating deliveries, processing invoices, creating product submittals, and engaging in a variety of other duties related to the Multi-Family division.

Nick Novobilski holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Management and Marketing focus from Penn State University.

When not at work, Nick enjoys keeping current with tech, classic and modern cars, and enjoying music.

Nick Novobilski can be reached at [email protected]